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June 1, 2008 | David Colker, Times Staff Writer
Not everything you've heard about increasing gas mileage is true. There are plenty of legitimate ways to stretch your mileage: slow down, keep tires at proper inflation, avoid quick acceleration, don't pile luggage on a roof rack, use a properly fitted gas cap. But at this time of skyrocketing gasoline prices, several myths are circulating. The claims were tested by car experts at the Automobile Club of Southern California and Consumer Reports magazine.
It was supposed to be a brief stop at the Primadonna casino, 43 miles south of Las Vegas, but one poker game led to another. By 3 a.m. May 25, 1997, Jeremy Strohmeyer and David Cash were tired of hanging around the arcade, waiting for David's dad. Bored, the two 18-year-olds decided to urinate on two coin-operated games. David chose Big Bertha, whose polka-dot dress flared when players hurled balls into her gaping red mouth. Jeremy selected a helicopter game. Then a wall socket.
February 27, 2014 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Musically speaking, one of the best parts of the breakout success of “True Detective” is the window it opens into the world of the Handsome Family. The husband-wife duo of Brett and Rennie Sparks composed “Far From Any Road,” used each week in the HBO mystery's opening credits, but that tells only a tiny part of their story. For the last two decades the pair has been using the blueprints of old-time country and western balladry to create dark but often lovely narratives set in the present.
August 18, 2013 | By Jessica Naziri
I'm no Type A personality, but I can say that there are few things worse than living with a terrible roommate. One of those is having to find a new roommate, fast. But finding a compatible roommate can be a long, hard quest. To help ease that burden, we scoured the Internet for roommate-finding apps and websites. Here are some of the best we found. Roommates: Finding the perfect roommate is comparable to finding a significant other. That's why the Roommates app by ApartmentList, a rental real estate search engine start-up, took a few pointers from online dating services that sync to the user's Facebook account to build a profile and pre-screen potential dates -- or, in this case, roommates.
Like most people, I've long regarded the Abstract Expressionist painting done in San Francisco in the decade after World War II to have been a quick, sometimes deft response to extraordinary artistic developments principally being generated in New York.
November 25, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Google isn't expected to release its futuristic Glass device to the public until next year, but if you really want one now, there are plenty on sale on EBay and Craigslist. The official way to get Glass is by receiving an invitation to purchase the gadget either from Google or an existing Glass user. Once users have an invitation, they can then pay the Mountain View, Calif., tech giant $1,500 for the gadget. Google has been sending invitations to select users throughout the year, but for a while, the company said that if users tried to resell the device they would be disabled and rendered useless.
January 9, 2014 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Five quick reactions to the Coachella 2014 lineup announcement.  1. The Daft Punk factor : The presence of vocalist/Neptune/producer Pharrell Williams as a headliner is notable for a few rumor-fueling reasons. First, he's not necessarily performing in support of a new solo album, but he's been ubiquitous on the charts over the last year. Among his most prominent hits? His vocals on two tracks on Daft Punk's “Random Access Memories,” most memorably “Get Lucky.” That fact will no doubt spark rumors that the two Frenchmen might make a cameo.
August 2, 1990 | GERI COOK
Malls composed of factory outlet stores hit the East Coast in the '70s, and grew rapidly until now there are 270 nationwide. But it has taken a while for this concept to make its way to Southern California. Fear of being too near major retailers in metropolitan areas has kept these malls in outlying areas. San Ysidro, Monterey, Gilroy and Vacaville have outlet malls and one is opening this summer in Cabazon.
October 8, 1989 | RUTH RYON and Jack Smith, Times Staff Writer
His client was a movie director, realtor Jack Hupp said, and was adamant about living in Beverly Hills. The film maker had found a house he liked, Hupp said, but was so concerned that it have a Beverly Hills address that he made it a contingency in his offer. Hupp discovered to his alarm that the house was not within the city limits of Beverly Hills, but found with some quick checking that it was in the Beverly Hills Post Office area, which means that it has a Beverly Hills mailing address.
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